New EU-Universities from More Global Ranking’s Viewpoints

New EU-Universities from More Global Ranking’s Viewpoints

Global Ranking Monitor, Headline
In the recent THE New Europe Rankings there were 53 institutes ranked using the same methodology as in THE World University Rankings (in which 1103 institutes were ranked). Indicators cover five areas, which are the following: learning environment (30%) research (30%) citation (30%) international outlook (7,5%) industry income (2,5%). According to THE New Europe, University of Tartu was on the top, ranked in the 301-350 position in THE World University Ranking. Taking the subject rankings into consideration, University of Tartu positioned itself among the best 250 institutions in several fields, such as clinical, pre-clinical & health, life sciences and computer science. While Cyprus University of Technology - ranked as the second university in the New Europe Rankings - are missing from the best 500 universities in any of the fields, it…
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University Rankings as a Special and Highly Effective Form of Communicating Scientific Excellence*

University Rankings as a Special and Highly Effective Form of Communicating Scientific Excellence*

Headline, Studies
Excellent scientists or scientific products represented scientific excellence for lay audiences and the media traditionally. The Zeitgeistof accountability and affordability has amplified the role of various rankings in this. Among the lists of citations, impact factors, publication indexes, etc., the university rankings raise the highest interest in the media and among science policy makers as well. The actors of science need to be able to recognize the nature of these rankings, beyond the methodological dynamics and problems. Because rankings are not mainly about higher education performance. These rankings show society’s media centered nature and its effect on the academic world. In this context there is a direct lesson for science communication: rankings are the media phenomenon of a postmodern mass democracy. They are considered postmodernbecause scientific and instructional performance as…
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Ranking Workshop in Budapest: New Cooperations

Ranking Workshop in Budapest: New Cooperations

Headline, Projects
The Eötvös Loránd University (ELTE) Faculty of Education and Psychology welcomed three leading ranking experts for a two-day visit in Budapest. The idea of this event comes from the research of the ELTE’s Social Communication Research Group, which carries out a special project analysing rankings on the academic level and implementing these in the practice of higher education management. The ELTE, one of the flagships of the Hungarian higher education, for the improvement of international positions of other universities too, considered it important to organise a meeting for Hungarian university representatives and ranking experts. [caption id="attachment_4836" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Waldemar Siwinski, Gero Federkeil, Dmitry Grishankov[/caption] The three guests are important figures of the international ranking world and members of the Executive Committee of IREG Observatory on Academic Ranking and Excellence: Waldemar…
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Dispersible Meritocracy

Dispersible Meritocracy

Headline, Studies
/Part of Volume "Measured or Communicated? – University Rankings as the Media Representations of Higher Education" by Gyorgy Fabri My argument therefore is based on the notion competence hat there has been a much wider change in the social perception of the rankings, which points far beyond the issue of rankings. The professional (scientific and educational) performance of universities had been acknowledged by a social consensus several hundreds of years old as part of the competence of the academic world – and this changed drastically by the end of the 20th century. And this is not obvious in the sense that it is quite difficult to give an answer within higher education to the question why the professional activities of a university professor or a student wishing to study should be…
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New: Enrollments Decline at U.S. Institutions

New: Enrollments Decline at U.S. Institutions

Global Ranking Monitor, Headline
There is a significant decline in applications and enrolments of international students in U.S. universities and colleges for the first time since 2003. It seems the new immigration policies of the United States make the international students think twice before coming to the U.S. to study. While they are rarely affected by the policies directly, their perception of the country as a welcoming one for students and scholars has been influenced by them.  
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Where did business schools and MBAs go wrong?

Where did business schools and MBAs go wrong?

Global Ranking Monitor, Headline
There has been a significant rise in the costs of business schools and also a change in the purpose of their programmes. It seems they have become businesses themselves, offering solutions to their “customers” on how to start their own businesses or enterprises. Their high costs also mean that the students graduating at these schools are often not qualified for the work they do, which might also have a negative impact on economy.
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UnivPress Ranking 2017 – Excellence of Students

UnivPress Ranking 2017 – Excellence of Students

Headline, Results
The positions of faculties show a very stabile tendency: on the first ranking places we find the leading universities of Hungary's capitol. The No. 1 is the Corvinus University of Budapest Business School, since 2012, but in this period the other members of the TOP10 are similar too: three institutes (Faculty of Humanities, of Education and Psychology, of Law) belong to Eotvos Lorand University, three (Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Informatics, of Mechanical Engineering, of of Chemical Technology and Biotechnology) belong to Budapest University of Technology and Economics. And the latest results: (more…)
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